With Adalind, I think it's a maturity thing. It can't all be blamed on her powers. She was pretty single-minded & driven, not caring who she hurt, when she was humanized the first time. I don't think all Hexenbiests are crazy bitches. Renard's mother was pretty even-tempered.
Spader had equally mesmerizing moments in BOSTON LEGAL, when he had no action scenes to fall back on, & his frequent acting partner was scene-stealer William Shatner. He received 3 Emmys for the role of Alan Shore. I think he feels the love from all segments of the industry quite frequently. No need to lobby on his behalf. He's one of the few that works on high quality projects on both tv & movies regularly. The lack of any awards for THE BLACKLIST is because it's an action-based drama. That genre is rarely bestowed awards. The fact that a middle-aged actor, and not a hot buff guy in his 20's, leads one of the more successful ones on tv that receives nominations every year just goes to show how good Spader is.
For me the point of no return came when she lured Kelly & baby Diana back by email into Kenneth's trap. I was done with the character right then. She was basically willing to sacrifice a baby to these goons to get back at Nick.
Kelly has long roots as a common male name in Ireland. It just became popular for girls in the West after the 60's.
On the wheelchair-bound neighbor - it wasn't the dog bite that caused the amputation. The neighbor was riding a motorcycle when the dog attacked, and the resulting crash injured his leg so badly it had to be amputated. I do think Jackson's arm is getting infected though.
You have to hand it to Dr. Scott for coming at the problem from a different angle. Instead of beating her head against a wall to try & spread an antidote she knows she has, she takes advantage of having the virus source right on the Nathan James. Niels made himself a carrier of worldwide destruction without any thought of the repercussions. He was a mass murderer as far as I'm concerned. Taking him out was similar to disarming a nuclear warhead aimed at every surviving, non-immune person on the planet.
I'm still watching & still entertained by the show. Coincidentally, I also started THE LAST MAN ON EARTH this week without knowing the similarities that would exist. Tickles me to death that both shows had, for a moment, two characters who thought they might be the last people on earth and they could barely stand each other. I don't know what Stephen King wrote. But, I think an awesome ending would be for Julia, Jim & Co. to save the town & the world from the pod people without needing Barbie's help. Then, they could all leave the dome and Julia would tell Barbie to take a hike because she doesn't need him anymore. She survived the end of the world with friends, frenemies, and a dog....and feels friends & a pet will serve her better in this new future. If Barbie's sense of honor & decency toward his fellow man was so easily overwhelmed by his need for The Sex, the Fab Five don't need him.
Like Star Trek, it's always feel wrong for the CO to go on land to head up a mission. His #1, Adam Baldwin, should be the one to do that. Still enjoying the series, especially when we get the crew doing what they do best - operating like a well-oiled machine on the sea and off. But, really, they are the Navy. The sea is where they are strongest, and every time the action gets landlocked and they crew is disbursed, everything feels uber-vulnerable.
The reviewer commented about 3 actresses w/red hair being pivotal to the series. Just a theory - maybe it's intentional & has something to do with the brilliant orange-colored monarch butterflies. The thing that's lovely is that I believe all these actresses are natural strawberry blondes.
I agree. Summer fare is Apocalyptic Cheese Time. We've got ZOO & UTD on CBS, THE LAST SHIP on TNT, and DEFIANCE on SyFy. I know I'm not even watching all the "end of the world" stuff out there either (FALLING SKIES, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, etc.)
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